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Old February 15th, 2012, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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FCC to get tougher on robocalls ? USATODAY.com

Stronger penalties of some kind are needed. Especially when these jerks call cell phones.

They can include congresscritters in there. If any of 'em want to spout off hot air, they can do it near a wind farm where it might do some good.

Maybe they already have:
Betting the farm: new model shows offshore wind farms at risk from hurricanes

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The National Do Not Call list was one of the best inventions ever. Glad to see they are continuing to make companies actually make sales the hard way.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 09:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Glad this is getting more serious. Fortunately, I haven't lived with a land line since I was growing up. My dad would get so furious if we got a call at dinnertime (which was inevitably everytime). He signed up for the DNC list as soon as it was available.
I'm praying the day never comes that they start using it on cell phones!
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Aaahh I would hate to be getting those calls on my cell phone, even i actually did add my cell phone number to Do Not Call list.
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I'm praying the day never comes that they start using it on cell phones!
My mom actually got a call on her cell phone the other night. It was a fog horn, then some automated message about winning a trip. We used to get those on our landline almost every day..
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My mom actually got a call on her cell phone the other night. It was a fog horn, then some automated message about winning a trip. We used to get those on our landline almost every day..
This sucks!!!
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Another loophole we found is that when you port a number, you fall off the do not call registry and have to re register. Once we moved from Optimum Online to Fios, the robo calls suddenly began hot and heavy.

Election time is nearing, let the mindless "vote for me" or the "other guy sucks" robo calls from hidden numbers (thus un blockable by me) begin.
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Another loophole we found is that when you port a number, you fall off the do not call registry and have to re register. Once we moved from Optimum Online to Fios, the robo calls suddenly began hot and heavy.

Election time is nearing, let the mindless "vote for me" or the "other guy sucks" robo calls from hidden numbers (thus un blockable by me) begin.
wow, I didn't know this. No wonder why my mother started getting calls even after porting her number. Good call man!!
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